investment management

investment management

HELP Conference w/ Rick & Eric on NEREJ Radio 4.12.14

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This week, Rick and Eric taped their show live at the HELP Conference, held at the Seaport Waterfront Hotel. Our thanks to Jim O'Connell for inviting us back again this year. Eric and Rick participated in the IREM State House Tour and had a photo with Senator Brian Joyce followed by a dinner at Cheers. Saturday was a great event hosted by ServiceMaster by Gilmore, Running For Ro. Rick Hoyt was the keynote speaker and everyone enjoyed themselves. The first segment was an interview with Karen Whitman, Senior Director of Hilton Worldwide. They discussed Hilton's branding in the Northeast region, what their marketing plan is for all the market segments, and why Hilton maintains five separate brands under the Hilton name. Andrea Foster, Vice President of PKF Consulting. They primarily do market consulting and analysis and spa and wellness consultation for the hospitality industry. Ken Ford, VP of New England Hotel Realty discussed a little background on his company and his experiences in brokering hotels in our region. Douglas Hercher of RobertDouglas discussed investment management, consulting with smaller field of clients who have a larger portfolio of needs in the hotel and hospitality industry. He also discussed opening his own company last year and what precipitated him starting it. Jim O'Connell discussed the HELP Conference, what led to its founding, why Boston was chosen to host the event, who it helps and how much emphasis is placed on content of the event. Also shared some of the various entertainment/dining opportunities that accompany registration to the event. Thank you to our show sponsors: New England Restaurant Brokers, Command Security Corporation, NEBFM, City of Hartford CT. DONO project.